Tanya Hayes: new boss at The Gardens

Friday, June 21, 2019

THE Gardens Greyhound Racing Club has a new chief executive after the resignation of Alan Williamson.

Tanya Hayes has replaced Williamson, who officially left the position late last week about eight months into a one-year contract.

The Herald was told members of The Gardens board approached Williamson seven months into his term about his ending his tenure early. The club’s board and Williamson agreed to a joint press release announcing his resignation late last week.

“We are thankful for Alan’s contribution to the club,” Gardens chairman Brett Lazzarini said in the statement.

“The club will continue with its transformation into a viable and successful club and member of the greyhound racing and local community.”

Williamson was the only paid executive of the club, which started in July last year after firm PPB Advisory won a tender from owner Greyhound Racing NSW to operate the Birmingham Gardens track.